A few of our favorite places, events and folks. Click on name below to go the web sites:
Homespun Occasions (caller Paul Rosenberg) -- Dance caller for
Inter-generational family dances, international folk dances, contras and
squares, for all occasions. Schools, churches, community and private events.
Expertise in teaching beginners and those who have never danced -- any age, any
Flurry Festival -- Traditional dance & music festival held in
Saratoga Springs, NY. Held every February, Presidents' Day Weekend. Core dances:
contra, swing, Latin, English Country, with various international folk dances
and dance styles available in both dance sessions and workshops. Music:
concerts, performance/styles demos and workshops in many forms. Scheduled Jam
sessions, and open jamming. Instrument workshops/lesson/performances. Singing
sessions and song/singing workshops. Tickets required for most events, some free
concerts and sessions.
DanceFlurry Organization -- local not-for-profit organization focusing on
preserving and continuing traditional dance and music. Dance series include
contra, English, Swing, Family, and Barn dances in the Capital and Saratoga regions.
Sponsor of the Flurry Festival.
Old Songs Festival (Altamont NY) -- folk music & dance festival held
last full weekend in June. Camping. Contra dances. Workshops. Concerts Fri, Sat,
Sun. Worth every minute! (See also, Old Songs Org Resource Directory for
performers, teachers, events, etc.)
-- Every Week, Tuesday Nights: Capital District open jam session for all
abilities/ages. Plays one month at one spot, then moves to new venue for next
month. Traditional-music instruments: fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bodhran &
light percussion, bass, etc. Sheet music/books welcome. All levels welcome.